5 Romantic Honeymoon Destinations Around the World

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Whether you’re trying to plan the honeymoon of your dreams (congrats!), celebrating an anniversary, or are simply looking for a romantic getaway with your hunny, we’ve got a list of some dreamy spots that’ll spark your lust not only for wandering, but for each other… too corny? Eh, get over it. There’s gonna be lots of sappy references in this article.

Whether your idea of romance is kicking back on the beach with a coconut in your hand, diving headfirst into culture and food, or a heart-thumping adventure, we’ve got a list of trips that’ll turn your spark into a roaring fire. (I told you there’d be corny references!)

So if you’re dreaming about beaches, culture, history, adventure or any combination of the above, keep reading for some utterly romantic getaway ideas that might just make you a stronger couple!

1. El Nido, Philippines

If we were going to plan a second honeymoon (hmm… maybe not be a bad idea), El Nido would be one of our top picks. We’ve said before that while it’s hard to choose favorite places, the Philippines stole our hearts and is a contender for our favorite country in the world.

If romance is what you’re after, you’ll find it while splashing in the tepid waters of secluded Nacpan Beach, while aboard an island-hopping cruise, or over a candlelit dinner on the beach.

And if you have extra days, hop over to Boracay to see the beaches that have been hailed as some of the most beautiful in the world. 

ROMANTIC PLACE TO STAY IN EL NIDO:

El Nido Coco Resort

Location: El Nido, Palawan, Philippines

  • Excellent service
  • Spacious rooms
  • Beach front with great sunset views

Location: Lagen Island, El Nido, Palawan, Philippines

  • Private island resort ideal for honeymoons
  • Bungalows over the water
  • Prime spot for animal-watching

2. Galápagos, Ecuador

If you want a romantic getaway that’s truly once-in-a-lifetime experience, a trip to the Galapagos Islands will be one you’ll be talking about for years.

With an ecosystem that’s unmatched, this archipelago of islands off the coast of Ecuador has some of the best wildlife spotting in the world.

Swim with seals, dive with sharks, search for the illusive blue-footed booby, and spot more iguanas than you can count… you may just fall in love with the wildlife. Oh, and the beaches ain’t too shabby either!

ROMANTIC PLACES TO STAY IN THE GALÁPAGOS:

Location: Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island

Hotel Angermeyer Waterfront Inn

  • 3-minute walk to the beach
  • Outstanding meals and service
  • Go snorkeling right outside your room

Hotel Albemarle

Location: Puerto Villamil, Isla Isabela

  • 5-minute walk to the beach
  • Helpful in-house tour desk
  • Friendly staff

3. Bali, Indonesia 

For the ultimate romantic getaway, it’s hard to beat a trip to Bali. This island oozes with sunshine, smiles, and a laid-back vibe that’ll make you and your babe starry-eyed. In our opinions, Bali is a perfect honeymoon destination!

Take a yoga class together, explore ancient Hindu temples, rent bikes, try surfing and watch the sunset on a beach with cocktails in hand.

And if you’ve got the time, take a short ferry ride to the nearby Gili Islands: Gili Trawangan for a party, Gili Air for amazing beaches and Gili Meno for a secluded getaway where it feels like it’s just you and your bae.

ROMANTIC PLACES TO STAY IN BALI:

Swarapadi Villa

Location: Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

  • Affordable
  • Beautiful pool
  • Attentive staff

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Bisma Eight Ubud

Location: Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

  • Luxurious
  • Infinity pool
  • Delicious onsite restaurant

Calling all Adventure Addicts 

If a racing heart is the key to romance for you and your hunny, we’ve got a list of places that’ll get your blood pumping for more reasons than one…

4. Banff, Canada

We actually took our honeymoon to Banff National Park, and could not recommend it more highly. If you, like us, want to do something completely different than the norm for your honeymoon, this adventure-packed destination should be a contender on your list.

Though beautiful year-round (umm snowboarding at Sunshine Resort is on our dream list!), we visited this Canadian beauty in early September, which was perfect for all the outdoor activities we could pack into 2 weeks: hiking, mountain biking, canoeing and even skydiving! Plus, we missed all the crowds of the summer months. So we think it was a pretty perfect time to go.

And in addition to adrenaline-pumping activities, explore cute cafes and breweries, bathe in the nearby hot springs and take a gondola to top of Sulphur Mountain where you’ll quite literally be on top of the world with your babe. 

ROMANTIC PLACE TO STAY IN BANFF:

Beaujolais Boutique B&B at Thea’s House

Location: Banff, Canada

  • Incredible decor
  • Great location in town

Insider Tip: If you’re in nearby Calgary looking for a romantic place to stay, consider booking a night or two at Hotel Arts Kensington.

5. Iceland

If your idea of romance is exploring a land that looks utterly out of this world, Iceland is calling you.

You’ll want to rent a car or campervan for this adventure that’ll take you on wide-open roads, past waterfall after waterfall, and to black sand beaches.

Make sure you’ve got plenty of snacks and a killer playlist and get ready for the road trip of a lifetime! There’s not much more romantic than that in our books.

Romantic Place to stay in Iceland:

Airbnb: Rooftop Spa & Private Bath Downtown 4

Location: Reykjavik, Iceland

  • Great location Downtown
  • Hot tub and sauna on roof

Location: Reykjavik, Iceland

If you want the ultimate splurge and romance experience, look no further than the Bubble Hotel in Iceland where you can observe the Aurora Borealis (aka the Northern Lights baby!) from the glass ceiling in your room! Talk about a once in a lifetime experience, am I right?!